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The name Snook is most likely derived from the Old English word "snoc," which is a projecting piece of land. There is also a popular tale that the surname came from the place name Sevenoaks, in Kent, which was often pronounced "Se noaks." The town's name is derived from the Saxon word "Seouenaca", the name given to a small chapel near seven oak trees in Knole Park around 800 AD

Snook Early Origins



The surname Snook was first found in Kent where Eduuardus Snoch was listed in 1066 in the Domesday Book. Other early references include Stenesnoc in Hampshire, and John and Thomas Snok in the Domesday of St. Paul's in 1222. Later records show Robert Shouk in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327. And it is from this latter reference that the relationship to the aforementioned "Sevenoaks" is best shown. For it is here that Sussex deeds show a family of Snooks having many spelling variations from Sevenoaks to S'noaks. The name was pronounced "Sennocke" at the time and this pronunciation is still used at times in various places.

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Snook Spelling Variations


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Snook Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Snooks, Snook, Snooke, Snookes, Snouke, Snoukes and others.

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Snook Early History


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Snook Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Snook research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Snook History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Snook Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Snook Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Snook Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Snook, who landed in Maryland in 1671

Snook Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Snook, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • David Snook, his wife and son Joe settled in Georgia in 1733
  • David Snook and his wife Elizabeth and son John who settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Adam Snook arrived in New Jersey in 1755
  • Adam and John Snook settled in New Jersey in 1755
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Snook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Snook, who landed in New York in 1832
  • E C Snook, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Robert Snook, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S. Snook settled in San Francisco in 1853

Snook Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John Snook settled in Old Perlican, Newfoundland in 1677 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Snook Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Isaac Snook, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Snook was a fisherman in Trinity, Newfoundland in 1759 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Morgan Snook Sr. and his son, Morgan Snook Jr. were English settlers who were forced to leave St. Pierre when that island was given to the French in 1763; they settled in Newfoundland at Trinity Bay and were the first English setters of Grand Bank
  • Mr. Martin Snook U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Snook Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William and Elijah Snook held a fishing room at New Perlican, Newfoundland in 1800 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Robert Snook settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Benjamin Snook settled in Fortune, Newfoundland in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • David Snook, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Snook Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Snook, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Henry Snook, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"

Snook Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Snook arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Dymes" in 1864
  • Ellen Snook arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Dymes" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Snook (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Snook (post 1700)



  • Jeff Snook (b. 1960), American sports writer
  • Frank Walter Snook (b. 1949), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • John Butler Snook (1815-1901), American architect, best known for designing the Grand Central Depot, New York city
  • J. Harry Snook, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1908
  • J. Carlton Snook, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1972
  • Frederick E. Snook, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1936, 1940 (alternate)
  • Edward T. Snook, American politician, Mayor of Summit, New Jersey, 1932
  • Clayton P. Snook, American Democrat politician, Chair of Fulton County Democratic Party, 1939
  • Claude S. Snook, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 6th District, 1948, 1950
  • Charles E. Snook, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Snook Historic Events


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Snook Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George A Snook (b. 1917), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Alverstoke, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Snook


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Suggested Readings for the name Snook



  • Some Snook Families by Frank McElwain Snoke.

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Snook Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Snook Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Snook Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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